maternal health

Indian under-fives the most vulnerable in the world (Second Lead)


September 13th, 2012 - 8:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 13 (IANS) Despite the government's efforts to improve maternal and child health, the latest report released by UNICEF shows India had the highest number of deaths of ... Read more...

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450,000 Pakistani kids die of malnutrition annually


July 15th, 2012 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 15 (IANS) Pakistani health experts have said an estimated 450,000 children die of malnutrition and other diseases every year in the country.Speaking during a two-day workshop, conducted by ... Read more...

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Norway, India extend programme on child, maternal mortality


June 19th, 2012 - 10:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) An India-Norway initiative for reducing child and maternal mortality will be extended till 2017 to coincide with the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) plan, an ... Read more...

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Now, family planning counsellors at district hospitals


June 8th, 2012 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The government will soon have family planning counsellors at district hospitals across the country for better utilisation of its population control services, officials said ... Read more...

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‘India fourth worst in maternal care’


May 8th, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) India is the fourth worst place to be in for mothers among 80 less developed countries, the annual State of the World's Mothers report said ... Read more...

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Holmes to become Hilfiger ambassador


April 19th, 2012 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 19 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes is to become the ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger's new line, The Promise Collection.The 32-year-old has teamed up with the designer to ... Read more...

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She braves bullets to bring healthcare to women (Feature)


April 16th, 2012 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, April 16 (IANS) The frail and seemingly calm Udasi Sahu manages to conceal the excitement of her first plane journey. But the 42-year-old health worker can't conceal the thrill ... Read more...

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Care India ropes in corporate bigwigs for girl education


February 24th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Food products major General Mills and pharmaceutical giant MSD have joined hands with an NGO Care to help raise funds for girl education and ... Read more...

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CHOGM call to end forced marriages


October 29th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Perth, Oct 29 (IANS) Championing the cause of gender equality and women's rights, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Saturday called for action to end early and forced marriages ... Read more...

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Women workforce underpaid in India: World Bank


October 13th, 2011 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) Women's weekly wages in India are 71 percent of men's in salaried work, a World Bank report said Wednesday.The 'Gender Equality and Development' report found ... Read more...

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Does maternal mortality make headlines in India?


September 19th, 2011 - 9:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 19 (IANS) Despite the urgency of the issue and shocking facts like 20 percent of maternal deaths in the world happening in India, stories on maternal health ... Read more...

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North India’s population growth rising steeply: NGO


July 11th, 2011 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India's four largest so-called BIMARU states -- Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh -- have been showing a steep rise in population despite effective methods ... Read more...

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India ranked third worst on mother care: Report


May 7th, 2011 - 8:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) India is the third worst place to be in for mothers among "77 less developed countries", said a report released by an NGO Saturday.India climbed ... Read more...

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Bill Gates to visit India this week


March 21st, 2011 - 10:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Software billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda, who co-chair the international philanthropic organisation Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, will be visiting India this week ... Read more...

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Family planning strategy to be tweaked


March 14th, 2011 - 11:57 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The government is ready to reposition its family planning strategy by "focusing on maternal health" and not just population control, an official from health and ... Read more...

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Dieting in pregnancy can lower baby’s IQ


January 18th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Women may be risking a low intelligence quotient (IQ) for their unborn babies by dieting during pregnancy, a new research indicates.Cutting back on vital nutrients and calories in ... Read more...

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Eating less during early pregnancy impairs foetal brain development


January 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that eating less during early stage of pregnancy could cause lifetime damage to an unborn baby's brain, leading to lower IQ and behavioural ... Read more...

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Indian team to join Bangkok talks on family planning


December 5th, 2010 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 5 (IANS) Indian delegates will join consultations on governments' investment in family planning in Asia and the Pacific region at a meeting in Bangkok Dec 8-10, a statement said ... Read more...

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Shabana willing to bring MPs on board for maternal mortality


November 24th, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) Actor and social activist Shabana Azmi Wednesday said she is willing to take on the responsibility of getting concerned MPs on board to work on the issue ... Read more...

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Next five year plan to focus on maternal, child health


November 11th, 2010 - 9:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Maternal and child health are expected to be the areas of thrust in the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17), Planning Commission member Sayeeda Hameed said at a ... Read more...

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India announces doubling its contribution to PPD programme


October 28th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): India has announced doubling of its contribution to Partners in Population Development (PPD) programme, as five countries namely Sri Lanka, Nepal, Brazil, Philippines and Tanzania evinced its ... Read more...

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Azad urges nations to raise family welfare funds


October 26th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad Tuesday urged all countries to increase their allocation of funds for family welfare programmes and called for greater commitment ... Read more...

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Nepal parliament urged to raise legal marriage age of women from 18 to 20 years


October 13th, 2010 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct 13 (ANI): The Nepalese parliament is reportedly considering a bill to raise the legal age of marriage from 18 to 20, which officials say would help improve maternal health.According to ... Read more...

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Civil societies raise investments to better maternal health


September 24th, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Taking a step towards improving maternal and child health, global civil society groups announced a scale-up of their investments in developing nations. The scale-up is a part of ... Read more...

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Asia represents world’s best hope for achieving MDGs: ADB president tells UN


September 23rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Sept.23 (ANI): Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda has said that Asia and the Pacific, home to three-fifths of humanity and two-thirds of the world's poor, represents the world's ... Read more...

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Film festival to highlight millennium development goals


September 18th, 2010 - 2:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 18 (IANS) The capital is hosting a two-day international film festival featuring short films on the Millennium Development Goals (MDG). The festival, "Eight", will showcase short films on themes ... Read more...

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Meira Kumar to address women speakers’ annual meet


July 14th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar leaves for Switzerland's capital Bern Wednesday to attend the two-day sixth annual meeting of women speakers of parliament that begins July ... Read more...

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Gates foundation pledges $1.5 billion for maternal health, babies


June 8th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): Melinda Gates has called upon the world to put in more efforts to save the lives of women during childbirth and their babies.She was speaking at the ... Read more...

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Gates foundation marks $1.5 billion for mothers


June 8th, 2010 - 9:10 am ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (DPA) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has said it would invest $1.5 billion in developing countries to support the health of pregnant mothers and their children and aid ... Read more...

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UN Secretary-General calls on efforts to halt women dying in childbirth


June 8th, 2010 - 1:24 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called for concentrated efforts to end women dying in childbirth.Ki-moon the situation described as a “scandal,” saying even simple clinical procedures such ... Read more...

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G-8 urged to intensify efforts on improving women and children’s health


May 27th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 27 (ANI): An internationally renowned medical researcher in obstetrics and gynecology has said that governments and other organizations must intensify efforts to improve the health of women and children, particularly ... Read more...

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Food insecurity ‘ups risk of greater weight gain, pregnancy complications’


May 4th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A new study by researchers in the U.S. has shown that living in a food-insecure household during pregnancy may increase the odds of greater weight gain and pregnancy ... Read more...

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920 mn people to remain in extreme poverty by 2015


April 23rd, 2010 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 23 (IANS) The global economic crisis has slowed the pace of poverty reduction efforts in the developing countries and some 920 million people will remain in extreme poverty by 2015, ... Read more...

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India on track to meet poverty reduction goal: World Bank


April 23rd, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, April 23 (IANS) The global economic crisis has slowed the pace of poverty reduction in developing countries but the number of poor in India is falling, says a new ... Read more...

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Gates Foundation, Asian group win UN population prize


March 10th, 2010 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
New York, March 10 (DPA) The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) were selected Tuesday winners of the 2010 UN Population Award. The ... Read more...

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